Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

336 pages
March 2nd 2010 by Hyperion Book CH

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.   

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.   

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

This Book Contains: Magic, Violence, Death, Betrayal, and Romance.

My Thoughts:

What originally drew me to this book was the fact that a person on YouTube was raving about it just recently.  I am sorry to the person who gave the review because I can’t remember who you are.  I just want to thank you for making me want to pick up this book.  It turned out to be one amazing book.

I felt that the beginning of this book was very slow for about the first couple of chapters.  Although once Sophie gets to Hex Hall it just takes off.   I liked the fact that Sophie even though, not really knowing how to use her powers she still tries to use them for good.   I thought that the school would be darker than it was.   The storyline could have had a lot more depth and evil feel to it had the author pursued it .   I liked that she kept it more on the light side.   There are so many dark witch/magical books out there that this was just a refreshing change even with the dark subject matter.   I was surprised that the author chose to have someone close to her send her to Hex Hall.  I was also surprised by the fact that she had never met her father and the reasons why behind it.  That added a very different dynamic to the story.

The writing is simple and the plot is some times predictable.  The relationships in the book  you could see coming a mile away.  Even the twist that took place towards the end was like looking in a crystal ball and very forseeable.  You would think that the book would be boring but it was far from that.  I found it to be extremely enjoyable and I would recommend this book to everyone look to read something different on magic.


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